MFL Teacher

MFL Teacher

Outer London pay scale - £29k - £45k (Main/Upper Pay Range)

January 2022 start

We are looking for an inspiring teacher of Modern Foreign Languages to join our department at Oaks Park High School. 

MFL at Oaks Park High School offers French and Spanish at Key Stages 3 and 4. We have an evolving and dynamic curriculum and are proud to have a high and increasing uptake at GCSE.

The examination groups follow the AQA specifications. At Key Stage 3, our schemes of work have been heavily influenced by Gianfranco Conti’s methodology and as such, a working knowledge of the Extensive Processing Instruction approach to teaching and learning would be an advantage (although not essential).

Fully resourced banks of materials are available to use to support lesson planning. The department have three dedicated teaching classrooms, a set of Chromebooks for use and an established group of teachers who are enthusiastic and keen to support one another.

As a department, we are keen to offer international trips in the future and have previously run successful trips to Paris and Barcelona. We would be keen to support successful candidates in running trips that provide opportunities to build pupils’ cultural capital and contribute to their own professional development.

You will be both ambitious and committed to teaching French and Spanish as well as strive to bring out the best in our students and promote success in the department. â€‹

What we can offer you:

  • You will be joining a school where staff share best practice so that our standard of teaching and support is both high quality and continually developing
  • You will be teaching in your own classroom area with access to specialist facilities and up to date technology
  • You will benefit from a programme of training and development
  • You will be part of the team with colleagues who are supportive and welcoming
  • You will have the opportunity to work with colleagues at our sister school, Cheam High School
  • On-site car parking
  • A laptop – for ease of working
  • Two-week October half term
  • Opportunity to work in an award-winning building, bordering Green Belt land.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Ambitious for young people and for themselves
  • Keen to continually develop their practice, with a collaborative approach
  • An enthusiastic teacher who can motivate and challenge students.

You will be required to:

  • Inspire and support our students across Key Stage 3 and 4.
  • Use a range of assessment strategies to provide targeted and directed feedback
  • Be inspired by reading and researching new pedagogy on learning and teaching
  • Be creative and reflective in the planning of lessons and schemes of works
  • Have the skills to form excellent working relationships with all individuals.

Our school is situated in Carshalton, 30 minutes from London Victoria by train and a short distance from Sutton, Merton, Croydon and Kingston. The successful candidate will be provided with a laptop.

Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, below

Applications must be sent to,  using the application form (below)

Closing date for applications: Friday 3rd December at midday.

We reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date, should a suitable candidate apply.

Oaks Park High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. As such, the successful applicant will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Oaks Park High School is an equal opportunities employer.

Page Documents Date  
Application Form - Teacher 24th Sep 2019 Download
Teacher JD and PS 2020 24th Sep 2019 Download